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    Wow all these stories make me appreciate the luck we have had!!! Thankfully Cutty hasnt had any health problems so much aside from tearing off one of his nails on his dewclaw when he was young and a few other minor little things we have been very lucky. They say good breeding makes a difference and he did come from a good breeder so I guess they should get the credit there. Fingers crossed we stay this lucky!

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    Vegas came from a very good breeder. He has very healthy bloodlines and in 2009, Vegas's dad was the number 1 show dog in Brazil. Despite all that, Vegas has been put thru some tuff stuff. When we took him in at 5 months old to be neutered, we were also told he had mange. (He had a spot on his side the size of a dime that was white. I thought it was a patch of white hair. When a relative asked me if I dropped bleach on him, I started to look closer at it and saw that it was a balding spot.) The doctor told me that all puppies are carriers of mange (they get it from their moms) but most of them have strong enough immune systems to fight it. Vegas didn't. At the same time, we discovered he had an inverted tail with a very deep tail pocket. At 7 months, Vegas started to scoot his bottom on the floor. I thought his anal glands needed some work, so I scheduled an appt. The Dr told us that his glands were fine BUT his tail pocket was infected. He said that the pocket went well past his 2nd knuckle and it would be very hard to keep clean. We researched and decided to close the tail pocket (AKA...tail amputation) and Vegas hasn't had a bootie problem since. At 10 months old, he started having seizures. During one of his seizures, he aspirated and got pnuemonia. Because of all the coughing and upchucking, he developed Mega Esophagus. (which is now the reason VPI wont insure him) Now, we have been told that Vegas probably has a torn ACL. We have to schedule an appt with a specialist for a second opinion.

    Orion had a bump on her ear that our vet said was a tumor/cyst very common in puppies. We chose to have it removed and tested just to make sure. I'm predicting Orion will
    end up in the ER very soon. She is a climber and a jumper and an all-over TROUBLE maker. She is constantly searching for things to put in her mouth. We've pulled out rubber bands, pens, paper, tree frog, 2 field ants (the actually were attached to the inside of her upper front lip) pine cone, shoes.................the list goes on. You'd think that she wasn't under any supervision, but she is! We haven't had any problems with her *knocks on wood*.

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    1) Kennel Cough around 5-6 months (did not know breeder did not give vaccine) Whoops!
    2) Olaf seems to throw up phlegm once a week or so...asked the breeder about it and she said it is not uncommon.
    3) POSSBLE elongated palette...Not sure yet....getting it looked at the end of july/early august. Sometimes I think he amy have one but then again I don't....we will see.
    4) I would have to say Olaf has been pretty healthy. Thank goodness.

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    Bulldog issues where to begin?..

    Merlin - Entropian surgery 2X, dry eye, distachia hairs 8X, cherry eye both eyes, allergies which required a shot every 10 days, elbow displasia, torn cruciate whitch required surgery, recurring UTI caused by blood from one of his kidney's leaking and lastly Lymphoma. Merlin passed from Lymphoma on 3/12/10 after undergoing chemo treatments for 4 months. Merlin was 8 1/2.

    Sparticus - Entropian surgery 2X, corneal scratching, dry eye, heart murmur, allergies which required a shot every 10 days, cushings disease, and lastly Lymphoma..Sparticus passed from Lymphoma after 1 chemo treatment on 3/10/07. Sparticus was 5 1/2.

    Ziggy - seasonal flank alopecia, stenotic nairs, and needed to have his palate resected. He's currently 3 1/2.
    Cayenne - so far she's only had a chronic ear infection. She's 3.
    Midas - Pulmonic Stenosis he is only 10 weeks old.

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    Abby (8yo) has allergies: Dairy products, pork and plastic. She was "rescued" from a puppy mill. (I knew I could financially take care of her and was afraid of who else would have gotten her)

    Bella, well where do I start. Got her from a Breeder!!!! and she has major congenital issues. From day one had diahrrea, never really firmed out completely. Then about 3 months just lost weight more and more (down to 8lbs) she became very lethargic. We had her treated for tape worms and nothing at the re-ck she was down another pound and her heart rate was 40, they thought she wouldn't make it through the weekend. Finally an EKG showed a heart blockage, whew finally, just get her on meds. Well a month later her heart rate was back up, but still no weight gain and still just laid around. Sat in front of the electric fireplace all day long. She was eatting like crazy, Huge appetite. She was also pooping like crazy, I would come home from work and either her kennel would be full or if I let her roam, then at least 10 piles a day.

    More blood work then we got our final answer. Exocrine Pancreatic Insuffiency. (epi for short) Basically her pancreas was not producing the enzymes to digest food, so for 5 months, the food she ate was just going right through her. She was surviving on her "baby fat". It will never be cured but can be treated with enzyme suppliments in her food. After the first meal she was back as the puppy we wanted. Played and alert. It only took a month to get her up to 18lbs (doubled her size)

    She is stunted due to the lack of nutrition in the early months. She is only 28 lbs and about the size of a 4-5 month old puppy. The vet thinks this is going to be about it in growth. She is adorable, alert, playful, lovable and I would change or trade her for anything.

    Her breeder has said that we will get our money back, still waiting. I just saw on a couple sites that he maybe selling pups imported from other countries and passing them as his. I did get a health certificate and her pedigree papers. The funny thing is that on both papers, the "birthdate" was different. When we got her he had her "father" but on the AKC papers, her father is a different Sire. I started to be concerned but he assured me her AKC papers were correct. Does anyone know about the AKC DNA certification. According to her pedigree, her dad is a AKC DNA certified. I was wondering if they have those records and a DNA test can be done to prove her papers given to me are truly her parents. Her condition is a combination of parents genes. The only recommendations by Clemson U (research college) is not to re-breed the pair. However, the chance of the rest of the litter having it is good. The unfortunate thing is that it can show up in the dog at anytime in their life, puppy stage is extremely rare. I am praying that I can get the word out and if any of her siblings are out there let the parents know what to look for. Most dogs are just put down because the condition is rare and usually does not get diagnosed properly. If you know anyone who has this going on please refer them to www.epi4dogs.com. It is a public forum to help with your EPI dog.

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    OMG reading your story is heartbreaking. I do believe AKC can do DNA testing, you will have to call them and let them know. But remember- people like this man make the AKC plenty of money, especially if he is selling a lot of puppies.
    aka "Bullpapa DeLano" on facebook

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    After hearing about all of poor Samson's trials and tribulations I don't feel so bad about Tuffy's nonending issues that are more minor in nature. Cherry eye at about 12 weeks, chin acne, one ear infection and soft poop. But he's only 8 months old so we'll see what we get next....!

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